Re: How to brush a 22 month old's teeth, how do you do it?
Hi. Just make sure that you are using a child's toothpaste.
I remember vividly trying to brush my son's teeth before he could talk well. He would scream bloody murder every time. It would take both my husband and myself to get his teeth brushed. We just thought he hated getting his teeth brushed, and didn't know why. Finally, one day, we figured out that the toothpaste was "burning" his mouth.
We changed to a child's toothpaste, which is milder, and never had another problem. This was about 8 years ago when this happened, and we were new at parenting...we just didn't know. I felt HORRIBLE once I realized how long my poor child had to go through this.
Probably not all children need "children's toothpaste," but just keep this in mind if your child is screaming when you brush his teeth. Make sure the toothpaste isn't burning his sensitive skin.
Proud mommy of four:
Ages 12, 10, 8, and 21 months